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Do we need a Crusade against Islam ? From Snake Oil to Standard Oil

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 11, 2016 at 11:19

Fine scholarly discourse aside, talking to the Populist crowd of Trump
and to his American fundamentalist base (assuming he has one)
it may be in the tradition of American marketing
to call for a Crusade, a moment in Western history
despised by the Islamist culture
to whom our Liberal establishment and Marxist or Anarchist Left
defer with our Multiculturalism and Political Correct.

We must recall that selling Snake Oil has long been an American practice:

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https://www.google.com/search?q=snake+oil+label+designs&biw=985&bih=523&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjKyLnJv-zQAhXmx1QKHRFrAj8Q_AUIBigB

One would think that the passage of the Food and Drug act in 1906 was the beginning of the end
yo this phenomena of the Fee Market of American Advertising and Merchandising
- but that's not the case. True, the Tobacco Industry had to account it caused
by hefty damages fines and subsequent labeling warnings.
However, in this age EXXON/Mobile has spent millions,
according to the Fifth Generation descendants of Rockefeller who owned Standard Oil of American,
whereby Global Warming faces Denial by Donald Trump (as a tactic);
Donald Trump the master of Reality TV, and his brainchild, The Apprentice.

In that context we should address ourselves to the plight
of Christians living as minorities among Muslims.
In particular now, the 10 % Coptic population
among the 90 million of which there is a Muslim Arab Egyptian majority.

Even though the Crusade had its dark elements,
including the massacre of the minority Jews on the path to Jerusalem,
Islam, not merely Islamism, should be put on the defensive in the Western and Muslim world at large
on the grounds that it breeds in the form of Suicide Bombings
and Improvised Explosive Devices used against Civilians, as in Cairo, Egypt,
the Country which also was once the Cosmopolitan haven of the Civilized West
before the Library of Alexander was burnt by a Muslim Officer and Commander
on the grounds that the Koran had all Truth and so the Books or Scrolls contained therein
were not necessary; I deduce that the Pyramids were too difficult to dismember:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/11/world/middleeast/cairo-coptic-cathedral-attack.html?_r=0

Submitting....

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